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Parliament of Canada Act

Version of section 46 from 2003-01-01 to 2005-04-20:

Marginal note:Appointment

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may appoint one or more members of the House of Commons to be Parliamentary Secretary or Secretaries to a minister.

  • Marginal note:Maximum number

    (2) There shall not be appointed more Parliamentary Secretaries than the number of ministers who hold offices for which salaries are provided in sections 4 and 5 of the Salaries Act.

  • Marginal note:Tenure of office

    (3) A Parliamentary Secretary holds office for a period not exceeding twelve months from the date of the appointment and, on ceasing to be a member of the House of Commons, ceases to hold the office of Parliamentary Secretary.

  • R.S., c. P-1, s. 2
  • R.S., c. 14(2nd Supp.), s. 25
  • 1978-79, c. 13, s. 31
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 167, s. 25

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